Almotamar.net - Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Bader Omar al Defa left for the United Nations Headquarters in New York where he is scheduled to meet senior officials and take part in the annual session of the ESCWA.
It is expected that Al Defa would on Tuesday attend a dialogue of executive secretariats of the five UN regional commissions as part of the ESCWA session and to present a briefing under the theme of energy for sustainable development in the ESCWA area.
Al Defa will also take part in meetings of heads of the UN agencies of the executive commission for economic and social affairs to discuss follow-up of the 10th session of the UN conference for trade and development, in addition to preparation for Doha International Conference on funding development scheduled on 29 of next November to 29 December 2008.
Al Defa is also expected to meet the Arab ambassadors to the UN to inform them on results of the 25th Session of ESCWA held in Sana'a on 26-29 May 2008 and achievements of the commission since his assumption of his post in July 2007.
In 2007 the opposition Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah) Islamic oriented Party maintained its having political and media sway over the Joint meeting Parties (JMP) block, also consisting of Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist Organisation.
Doctors use the word “crisis” to describe the point at which a patient either starts to recover or dies. President George W. Bush’s Iraqi patient now seems to have reached that point. Most commentators appear to think that Bush’s latest prescription – a surge of 20,000 additional troops to suppress the militias in Baghdad – will, at best, merely postpone the inevitable death of his dream of a democratic Iraq. Yet as “Battle of Baghdad” begins, factors beyond Bush’s control and not of his making (at least not intentionally) may just save Iraq from its doom.